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Success! Vuthy from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair on his left leg.

Vuthy
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$465
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$0
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Fully funded
Vuthy's treatment was fully funded on November 20, 2020.

Photo of Vuthy post-operation

March 17, 2020

Vuthy underwent a fracture repair on his left leg.

Vuthy’s surgery is complete and he will rest with a cast for the upcoming six weeks. He will spend time with the physical therapy team to ensure that he will have full range of motion in his leg when it heals completely. Vuthy will able to walk again and return to his work at the rice farm without any difficulty. The surgical team is looking forward to witnessing his improvements and has scheduled him for a follow-up appointment to check his progress.

“I am so happy that I can walk, even with the cast on my leg, but also after. I am looking forward to returning to work again,” Vuthy shared.

Vuthy's surgery is complete and he will rest with a cast for the upcoming six weeks. He will spend time with the physical therapy team to en...

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February 17, 2020

Vuthy is a 45-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons and one daughter. His favorite activities include exercising, feeding the farm animals, growing vegetables, and watching television.

Last year, Vuthy fell four meters from the roof of his house and fractured his left leg. Vuthy received initial treatment for his injuries at a clinic, but his fracture has still not healed properly and he often has pain and difficulty walking without support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On February 18th, Vuthy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Surgery will allow Vuthy’s injuries to heal and he will be able to walk easily again.

“I hope that my fractured leg will finally heal and I will no longer have any pain and can return to work,” he shared.

Vuthy is a 45-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons and one daughter. His favorite activities include exercising, feeding the ...

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Vuthy's Timeline

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Vuthy was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • February 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vuthy received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 19, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vuthy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vuthy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vuthy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Vuthy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$311
Medication
$0
Supplies
$81
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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